Thereafter, the theater will be open for first run movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, owner Fred Rast said. Private parties, concerts, films by independent local producers will occur whenever they are available and scheduled.
Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands is closed until further notice, owner Fred Rast told MMM this morning.
Rast announced last week that he was limiting the ticket sales in his theaters to 1/3 capacity in order to provide social distancing space between patrons. Even still, the box office sales over the weekend were less than $200 and did not cover the cost of sanitizing the 5 plex.
Atlantic Cinemas, Atlantic Highlands, announced today that they are drastically limiting their ticket sales in order that patrons will be able to enjoy first run movies without sitting too close to other customers. These measures are being taken to address concerns expressed by their patrons in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Effective immediately the theater will only sell 1/3 of the seating capacity for each of their five screens.
MMM ran into Andrew Bane and Troy Burbank outside of Atlantic Cinemas this afternoon as they were entering to prepare the theater for tomorrow night’s “work in progress” premiere of Gone For The Weekend, a romantic comedy shot entirely in Monmouth County that Burbank has been working on for two years.
Bane said that 180 tickets are already sold for the 260 seat showing at 8:30 on Saturday night followed by an after party at On the Deck in the Atlantic Highlands Marina. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door if there are any left.
Town and Surf Diner and our sponsor Atlantic Cinemas are teaming up this weekend for two nights of Greek dancing, Greek food and the newly released My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on First Avenue in beautiful downtown Atlantic Highlands.
Town and Surf’s will have an all Greek menu from 5-11 on Friday and Saturday nights.